Donald R Gunderson
Ecological basis for designing and implementing Marine Protected Areas (MPA) as part of a conservation or management program, and techniques used to evaluate effectiveness of MPA networks. Metapopulation and community structure, landscape ecology, spatial analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), sampling design, mapping, and monitoring methods. Recommended: Q SCI 381.
-Ecological principles in designing networks of Marine Protected Areas, and evaluating their effectiveness. -Methods used in mapping and monitoring natural resources and estimating population abundance
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Three lectures and one lab per week. One mandatory field trip to Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories to gain first-hand experience with Remote operated vehicles, trawls, beac seines, and ichthyoplankton sampling gear.
A course in introductory statistics (such as QS 381) An introductory ecology course
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading assignments Laboratory assignments
Two midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam Laboratory reports